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Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Take the Stage at Essence Fest!

Queen Latifah is keeping busy at Essence Festival!

The 48-year-old entertainer took to the stage for a performance during the annual event on Saturday (July 2) at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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During the second day of the festival, attendees also heard from celebs including Mary J. Blige, Niecy Nash, her Claws co-star Jenn Lyon, Regina Hall and Meek Mill.

After the event, Niecy took to her Instagram to share some glam photos from the event.

“@essencefest DONT OWE ME A THING! So happy to meet all the Claws fans! We love you guys! Thank you for riding with us & bringing so much love to Nola,” Niecy wrote.

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Lena Waithe & Queen Latifah Kick Off Essence Festival!

Lena Waithe and Queen Latifah are kicking off the first day of Essence Festival!

The actresses both took the stage at the event on Friday (July 6) at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.

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They were also joined at the event by Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Vivica A. Fox, Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg.

After speaking at the event, Lena took to her Instagram to share her excitement for the weekend.

“My first @essencefest… has been quite lit. If you see me just holla!” Lena wrote.

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Tiffany Haddish Challenges T'Challa in Hilarious 'Black Panther' Sketch for MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018 (Video)

Tiffany Haddish is hosting the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards and she opened the show by inserting herself into a scene from the movie Black Panther!

The 38-year-old actress played herself in the scene in which Prince T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) battles for the throne.

Tiffany got some assistance from her Girls Trip co-stars Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, who both joked about getting big paychecks for the comedy film.

Get Out‘s Lil Rel Howery makes an appearance in the sketch and Tiffany even dances to the TLC song “Waterfalls.”


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'Star' Renewed for Season 3 By Fox

Star is going to be returning to Fox for a third season!

The show stars Queen Latifah (Carlotta Brown), Benjamin Bratt (Jahil Rivera). Jude Demorest (Star Davis), Ryan Destiny (Alexandra Crane), Brittany O’Grady (Simone Davis), and more.

The announcement was made moments ago on the Star official Twitter account. The account tweeted, “Nothing can stop them now. 🎤 #Take3 is hittin’ the stage for #STAR Season 3!.”

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Queen Latifah Mourns Death of Mom Rita Owens: 'I Am Heartbroken'

Queen Latifah has announced her mom Rita Owens has sadly passed away after suffering from a heart condition for over a decade.

The 48-year-old Girls Trip actress shared a statement with People mag announcing the news, saying that she is “heartbroken.”

“It is with a heavy heart that I share the news my mother, Rita Owens passed away today,” Queen Latifah shares. “Anyone that has ever met her knows what a bright light she was on this earth. She was gentle, but strong, sweet, but sassy, worldy but pragmatic, a woman of great faith and certainly the love of my life.”

Back in 2015, Queen Latifah and Rita opened up about her battle with heart failure – a chronic, progressive condition when the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently through the body – and revealed with proper medication, a defibrillator implanted in her chest, Rita could live with the condition.

“She had struggled with a heart condition for many years and her battle is now over,” Queen Latifah continues. “I am heartbroken but know she is at peace. Thank you for your kindness, support and respect for our privacy at this time. Much Love, Dana Owens (aka Queen Latif‎ah), forever Rita Owens’ daughter.”

Our thoughts are with Queen Latifah at this time.